Undergraduate Courses

  • ISOM-120 Information Technology and Productivity

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to information technology and information systems concepts. Students learn the importance of modern information technologies in the workplace. The course covers technology resources of the digital age, such as computer software, hardware, communication, database and telecommunication systems. Students also learn to increase productivity through the integration and use of productivity software applications, such spreadsheets, presentation software and databases. In addition, students learn the fundamental concepts of database design and relational database management systems (DBMS) such as Microsoft access.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-H120 Honors Information Technology and Productivity

    Prerequisites:

    Griffin Fellows Honors Students Only; GPA of 3.2

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    OPEN TO GRIFFIN FELLOWS AND HONOR STUDENTS ONLY GPA of 3.2 or above required.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-130 Data Science and Analytics

    Prerequisites:

    ENT-101(formerly SBS-101)

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts, applications and tools of data acquisition, preparation, querying, analytics, and data management. Students gain hands-on experience using real data to perform these functions. Topics include: data life cycle, big data, analytics, data collection, preparation, organization and storage, aggregation and summary, and presentation/visualization. Students use tools such as MS Excel, MS Access, SQL, and SAS Visual Analytics.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-H130 Honors Data Science and Analytics

    Prerequisites:

    ENT-101(formerly SBS-101) and at least 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts, applications and tools of data acquisition, preparation, querying, analytics, and data management. Students gain hands-on experience using real data to perform these functions. Topics include: data life cycle, big data, analytics, data collection, preparation, organization and storage, aggregation and summary, and presentation/visualization. Students use tools such as MS Excel, MS Access, SQL, and SAS Visual Analytics.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-201 Data and Decisions Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MATH-128 or higher and STATS-240 or STATS 250.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces fundamental quantitative methods of using data to make informed management decisions. Topics include: decision modeling, decision analysis, regression, forecasting, optimization, and simulation, as it applies to the study and analysis of business problems for decision support in finance, marketing, service, and manufacturing operations. Practical business cases and examples drawn from finance, marketing, operations management, and other management areas are used to provide students with a perspective on how management science is used in practice. Excel spreadsheets are used extensively to implement decision models.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-H201 Honors Data & Decisions Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MATH-128 or higher and STATS-240 or STATS-250 and at least a 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces fundamental quantitative methods of using data to make informed management decisions. Topics include: decision modeling, decision analysis, regression, forecasting, optimization, and simulation, as it applies to the study and analysis of business problems for decision support in finance, marketing, service, and manufacturing operations. Practical business cases and examples drawn from finance, marketing, operations management, and other management areas are used to provide students with a perspective on how management science is used in practice. Excel spreadsheets are used extensively to implement decision models.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-210 Management Information Systems

    Prerequisites:

    WRI-101 and ENT-101 and at least 24 completed credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the rise of information-enabled enterprises and the role of information technologies/information systems (IT/IS) and e-commerce as key enablers of businesses and social changes globally. Topics include: the effective application of IT/IS to support strategic planning, managerial control, operations and business process integration in the digital economy, IT/IS related issues of ethics, and piracy and security in the information society.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-H210 Honors Management Info System

    Prerequisites:

    WRI-101 or WRI-103 and ENT-101 and at least a 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the rise of information-enabled enterprises and the role of information technologies/information systems (IT/IS) and e-commerce as key enablers of businesses and social changes globally. Topics include: the effective application of IT/IS to support strategic planning, managerial control, operations and business process integration in the digital economy, IT/IS related issues of ethics, and piracy and security in the information society.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-212 Web Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces the concepts, vocabulary, and procedures associated with website and mobile application design. Includes modules on website evaluation, information architecture, customer and task analysis, usability testing, typography, color composition, screen layout, and navigation design, and digital content editing. Also covers important web design themes such as accessibility, globalization, personalization and trust. Students gain hands-on design experience using an assortment of readily available development tools such as Wix, Yapp, and Microsoft's Expression Web software.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-215 Mobile App Development

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Provides a comprehensive introduction to mobile app technology and design concepts. This is an introductory course and assumes no prior programming experience. Students learn how to design, build, and optimize cross-platform mobile app using HTML5 standards. Students will also learn how to convert HTML5 apps into native apps for various mobile platforms. Students use CSS3, JavaScript and several JavaScript frameworks and techniques such as jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and AJAX. In addition, students will use Web services, such as Google Maps, and Web Application Programming Interfaces (Web APIs) to integrate content into their apps.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-230 Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics

    Prerequisites:

    STATS-240 or STATS-250 or Instructor Permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Provides an understanding of the business potential of big data; how to build and maintain data warehouses, and how to analyze and use this data as a source for business intelligence and competitive advantage. Students study data mining concepts and the use of analytics tools and methods for producing business knowledge. Topics include: extraction, transformation and loading; decision support systems; analytics , text, web and data mining models as well as data presentation/visualization including dashboards, cockpits and scorecards. Students build a data warehouse and practice the extraction and filtering process used to produce high quality data warehouses. Students will use tools such as MS Excel, MicroStrategy (Salesforce), SQL and SAP Business Warehouse.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-231 Automatic for the People: Turn Data Into Insight/W R~python

    Prerequisites:

    STATS-240 or STATS-250

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces a detailed overview of statistical learning for data mining, inference, and prediction in order to tackle modern-day data analysis problems. This course is appropriate for students who wish to learn and apply statistical learning tools to analyze data and gain valuable hands-on experience with R. Statistical learning refers to a vast set of tools for modeling and understanding complex datasets. Exciting topics include: Regression, Logistic Regression, Linear Discriminant Analysis, Cross-Validation, Bootstrap, Linear/Non-Linear Model Selection and Regularization, Support Vector Methodology, and Unsupervised Learning via Principal Components Analysis and Clustering Methods. Students learn how to implement each of the statistical learning methods using the popular statistical software package R via hands-on lab sessions.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-244 Web Application Development

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Equips students with the principles, methodology and skills required to define, develop and deploy a fully functional dynamic web application. Students learn to customize the content, appearance, and delivery of their website using industry-standard web development tools. Class discussion will focus on web development issues for organizations as well as the role played by development tools such as HTML5, CSS3, and PHP scripting. Each class will include hands-on lab work. A term project is used to wrap the course content together.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-301 Business Analysis for Management

    Prerequisites:

    Take MGT-317 and junior status

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides students with exposure to the business analysis models and techniques generally applicable to common business problems. Using the case study method, the course will emphasize analytical models including forecasting, optimization and simulation within the context of team-based work. Students will understand the process of Business Analysis (BA), the role of assumptions and elicitation, the critical value of hard analytical skills as the foundation of BA as well as the importance of interpretation, communication and implementation to the effective use of BA.

  • ISOM-310 Management Information Systems

    Prerequisites:

    WRI 102 or SBS 220; and at least 45 completed credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the rise of information-enabled enterprises and the role of information technologies/information systems (IT/IS) and e-commerce as key enablers of businesses and social changes globally. The effective application of IT/IS to support strategic planning, managerial control, operations and business process integration in the digital economy is covered. The course also examines the IT/IS related issues of ethics, privacy, piracy and security in the information society.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-H310 Honors Management Info System

    Prerequisites:

    WRI 102; Junior standing; 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    OPEN TO GRIFFIN FELLOWS AND HONOR STUDENTS ONLY GPA of 3.2 or above required.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-313 Systems Analysis & Design

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310)

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Covers the concepts, techniques and tools used in the analysis and design of business information systems. Topics include: the system development cycle, modeling, prototyping and project management. Additionally, the course focuses upon using Object Oriented analysis and design techniques including the UML. Emphasizes the analysis of business operations as well as the interaction between information systems professionals and end-users. A term project applying these concepts and techniques is required.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-314 Object Oriented Programming

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Develops problem solving and basic programming skills through a variety of business application assignments. Introduces fundamental control and data structures using the Java programming language. Students learn about the concepts of object-oriented / event-driven programming principles. The course builds skills in the areas of programming logic, Class and Object concepts, and system development. Testing and debugging techniques and the writing of well-structured code are emphasized.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-315 Mobile App Development

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to mobile app technology and design concepts. Students learn how to design, build, and optimize cross-platform mobile app using HTML5 standards. Students use CSS3, JavaScript and several JavaScript frameworks and techniques such as jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and AJAX. In addition, students will use Web services, such as Google Maps, and Web Application Programming Interfaces (Web APIs) to integrate content into their apps. Students will learn how to convert HTML5 apps into native apps for various mobile platforms. This is an introductory course and assumes no prior programming experience.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-319 Operations Management

    Prerequisites:

    ENT-101(formerly SBS 101) and ISOM-201 and at least 54 credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces concepts and tools for managing operations in service/ manufacturing organizations where inputs such as raw material, labor, or other resources are transformed into finished services and/or goods. Strategic and tactical issues of operations management (OM), including: operations strategy, product and process design, capacity planning, quality management, inventory management, queueing theory and work force management are addressed. Quantitative models, analytical tools and case studies are used to analyze operational problems that business managers face in both local and global settings.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-H319 Honors Operations Management

    Prerequisites:

    ENT-101(formerly SBS-101), ISOM-201, at least a 3.3 GPA, and at least 54 credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces concepts and tools for managing operations in service/ manufacturing organizations where inputs such as raw material, labor, or other resources are transformed into finished services and/or goods. Strategic and tactical issues of operations management (OM), including: operations strategy, product and process design, capacity planning, quality management, inventory management, queueing theory and work force management are addressed. Quantitative models, analytical tools and case studies are used to analyze operational problems that business managers face in both local and global settings.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-330 Applied Predictive Analytics

    Prerequisites:

    STATS-240 or STATS-250 or Instructor Permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    When companies make decisions, they do so with the future in mind and essentially are predicting that their decisions will achieve desired results. Predictive analytics allow people to ask and answer questions that can predict demand and/or outcomes and obtain results that lead to reasoned action. This course develops students' capability in applying the core concepts and techniques of predictive analytics for opportunity identification and risk assessment within the context of organizational decision-making. Students will use data-driven approaches to develop predictive analytical models. Students will create and use data models and techniques, apply trendlines to fit models to data, perform what-if analysis, construct data tables, evaluate scenarios, apply forecasting techniques, simulation and risk analysis. Students will learn to use various presentation and visualization tools to communicate results. Topics include: predictive analytics life cycle, opportunity/issue identification, data preparation, modeling, analysis, forecasting, simulation, risk assessment, and operationalization of predictive analytics. Students will use tools such as MS Excel, SPSS and SAS Visual Analytics.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-331 Global Electronic Commerce

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310)

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the role of e-commerce and e-business in the global business environment. Considers user, technological, strategic, economic, social, and cultural factors in the development and deployment of effective websites and mobile applications. Students discuss readings and cases to examine current e-commerce situations, opportunities, and challenges. Students develop websites to simulate collaboration and competition among online businesses.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-340 Security & Privacy

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310) and at least 54 credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces the basics of information security & privacy including the legal and ethical issues. Common types of computer attacks and counter-attacks are addressed. Security technologies such as biometrics, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and cryptography systems will be analyzed and several lab exercises on the same are used to connect theory to practice. Best practices for planning and auditing security and privacy will also be covered.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-341 Project Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Provides a comprehensive introduction to project management. Projects provide businesses a time-delimited tool for improving, expanding, and innovating - the primary means for converting strategy into action. Project management success differentiates top performing firms. The course will focus on discussion and analysis of business situations that convey core project management skills. In particular, this course focuses on the challenge of managing projects in today's complex, high-pressure work environments. This course can be credited toward PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-414 Object-Oriented Programming Development with Java

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM-314 and at least 54 credits or Instructor Permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces object-oriented programming (OOP) and development using the Java programming language. It covers the basics of OOP including class hierarchies, inheritance, objects, streams, constructors, and GUI components. The course also covers the design, development, and deployment of applets, web applications, and applications that are not deployed via the Internet. Several programming projects, which strengthen the understanding of object based and event driven programming, are required. By the end of the course, students will possess a strong working competency in object oriented programming using Java.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-423 Database Management

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310)

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Provides an understanding of the role of information and databases in information systems and their role as an organizational resource. Students learn to design databases using normalization and entity-relationship diagrams, develop data models and to build applications with database management systems such as MS Access and SQL. Techniques are examined and applied to realistic business problems through hands-on exercises and projects.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-424 IS Strategy, Management and Acquisition

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM-313, ISOM-314, and ISOM-423 and at least 84 credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Explores the issues and approaches in managing the information systems function in organizations and how the IS function integrates/supports/enables various types of organizational capabilities. It takes a management perspective in exploring the acquisition, development, and implementation of plans and policies to achieve efficient and effective information systems. The course addresses issues relating to defining the high level IS infrastructure and the systems that support the operational, administrative, and strategic needs of the organization. The remainder of the course is focused on developing an intellectual framework that will allow leaders of organizations to critically assess existing IS infrastructures and emerging technologies as well as how these enabling technologies might affect organizational strategy. The ideas developed and cultivated in this course are intended to provide an enduring perspective that can help leaders make sense of an increasingly globalized and technology intensive business environment.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-440 ERP System & Process Reengineering

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310) and at least 54 credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Provides a conceptual, as well as, a mechanical understanding of enterprise integration and enterprise software, business process reengineering and strategies for maximizing benefits from enterprise systems. Students lean to examine complex issues in organizational changes including implementation challenge; risks, costs, and benefits; learning and knowledge management. Hands-on lab projects on the ERP System (provided by SAP) are utilized to reinforce understanding of important enterprise systems and business process concepts. This course is part of the SAP Student Recognition Certificate Program.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-445 Big Data and Analytics

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM 201; ISOM 310; ISOM 423 is recommended; Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides an understanding of the business potential of big data and analytics, data warehousing, how to build and maintain data warehouses, and how to use data warehouses for business advantage and as a source for business intelligence. Business intelligence refers to the use of analytical software tools to analyze big data or complex information about an organization and its competitors for use in business planning and decision-making. In building data warehouses, students will learn the inter-relationships between operation, decision support systems, strategy and the extraction and filtering process used to produce a high quality data warehouse. Data mining concepts and the use of data mining tools and methods for decision-making and for producing business intelligence is presented. Additionally, the concept of building dashboards and other visualization techniques to present data will be covered.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-510 Independent Study in IS & OM

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310) or ISOM-201 and Instructor Permission

    Credits:

    1.00- 3.00

    Description:

    Independent study allows students to expand their classroom experience by completing research in an area of interest not already covered by Suffolk courses. The student designs a unique project and finds a full-time faculty member with expertise in that topic who agrees to sponsor it and provide feedback as the proposal is refined. A well designed and executed research project broadens and/or deepens learning in a major or minor area of study and may also enhance a student's marketability to potential future employers. Students cannot register for an Independent Study until a full proposal is approved by the faculty sponsor, department chair, and academic dean. Many Independent study proposals require revisions before approval is granted; even with revisions independent study approval is NOT guaranteed. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal in enough time to register for a different course if the proposal is not accepted. For complete instructions, see the SBS Independent/Directed Study Agreement and Proposal form available online.

  • ISOM-520 Information Systems Internship

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310), 1 required ISOM major course, at least a 3.0 GPA, and Instructor Permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An internship may be used to satisfy the IS major practical experience requirement of a minimum of 150 hours of information systems/information technology experience. Most internships will exceed 150 hours and may be paid or unpaid. Prior approval of your position by the IS Practical Experience Coordinator is required. This is accomplished by completing the IS Practicum Approval Form with an internship description. The internship description includes the job description, the number of hours of work, the number of credits, grading criteria and any other requirements. Students should enroll in ISOM 520 prior to starting their internship. This is a graded course and cannot be used as a major elective. Students may decide to register for this free elective course as pass fail (see http://www2.suffolk.edu/offices/54969.html). Prerequisites: Practical Experience Coordinator's Approval Required and Junior Standing, minimum ISOM GPA of 3.0, and minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

  • ISOM-550 Special Topics of IS & OM

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisites dependent on topic.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An in-depth analysis of timely and special issues in information systems or operations management. Specific topics are announced when the course is scheduled. Prerequisites are dependent on specific topic.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ISOM-560 Information Systems Practicum

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM-210(formerly ISOM-310), 1 required ISOM major course, at least a 3.0 GPA, at least 54 credits, and Instructor Permission

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    All Information Systems majors are required to complete 150 hours of information systems/information technology experience. The 150 hours of work experience may be obtained in one or more positions as an intern, part- or full-time employee or volunteer. Prior approval of your position by the IS Practical Experience Coordinator is required. This is accomplished by completing the IS Practicum Approval Form. Students should enroll in ISOM 560 no earlier than the semester when they expect to complete the 150 hours. Student should log their work tasks and accomplishments. Prerequisites: Practical Experience Coordinator's Approval Required

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Graduate Courses

  • ISOM-801 Solving Business Problems Using Advanced Excel

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Analyzes various real world business problems and explores the full scope of MS Excel's formulas, functions and features to create data models and present solutions. Students analyze data, design custom charts, graphs, PivotTables and Pivot charts, create three-dimensional workbooks, build links between files and endow worksheets with decision-making capabilities. Students conduct What-If Analysis, utilizing Scenario Manager, Solver, Data Tables and Goal Seek. This course provides the skills necessary to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in Excel.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-813 Business Systems Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-670

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Covers the concepts, techniques and tools used in the analysis, design and implementation of information systems to analyze and solve business problems. Fundamental information systems concepts, a systems life cycle approach and various systems analysis tools are used to design an optimal solution to solve business problems. A variety of tools will be used including lectures, cases, assignments and a project involving the design, analysis and prototyping of an information system. From the initial project scope and definition of system requirements, database schema, application architecture and GUI, the student uses industry standard templates to prepare a real life case study. Additionally, the course focuses upon using Object Oriented analysis and design techniques including the UML.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-815 Data Management and Big Data

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-670

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces the importance of information as an organizational resource, role of big data in organizations, and the application of tools to provide high quality information. Students will be able to select the most appropriate data management tool (e.g., SQL vs. non-SQL databases) to business scenarios. Develops the skills needed to succeed in today's big data environment through the application of data management techniques, cases and exercises. Students will become proficient in designing databases using entity relationship modeling and normalization, in building and querying databases of various sizes with Access and SQL (an industry standard), preparing high quality data and applying data visualizing techniques. Students will complete a series of business-oriented hands-on exercises, prepare cases, and complete projects on database design and big data.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-824 E-Commerce Web Design

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-670

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces the concepts, vocabulary, and procedures associated with website and mobile application design. Illustrates examples of best practices through critical study of well designed commercial websites and mobile applications. Provides hands-on design experience using an assortment of readily available development tools such as Wix, Yapp, and Microsoft's Expression Web software. Includes modules on website evaluation, information architecture, customer and task analysis, usability testing, typography, color composition, screen layout, and navigation design, and digital content editing. Also covers important web design themes such as accessibility, globalization, personalization and trust.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-826 E-Commerce Strategy

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-670

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the role of e-commerce and e-business in the global business environment. Students discuss readings and cases to examine current e-commerce scenarios, opportunities, and challenges. Introduces a variety of technologies associated with electronic commerce. Provides and understanding of how organizations utilize these technologies to attain business goals and obtain a competitive advantage. Focuses on the business implications and impact of Internet technologies, ensuring an appropriate fit between an organization's business strategy, user issues, and systems/technologies.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-828 ERP System and Process Reengineering

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Provides students with an understanding of the nature of enterprise integration and enterprise software, business process reengineering, the implementation within organizations, and strategies for maximizing benefits from enterprise systems. To manage complex business processes in today's multi-national, wired and wireless world, firms need integrated software packages to manage their global business. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are used to support a wide range of business functions for all companies across industries. With ERP systems, business managers are able to make decisions with accurate, consistent, and current data. Intensive lab projects on the SAP ERP System with real life business scenarios are utilized to reinforce understanding of enterprise systems functionality and business process concepts.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-840 Security and Privacy

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-670

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces the fundamental principles of information and big data security. Security vulnerabilities, threats and risks will be analyzed. Common types of computer attacks and counter-attacks will be identified. Security technologies such as biometrics, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and cryptography systems will be applied in conjunction with human based safeguards. Business continuity and disaster recovery planning will be covered. Students will then learn how to design and build a layered security defense combining several of the above controls to address the different challenges to data security. The managerial concerns of security and privacy of information will be stressed including the legal and privacy issues. Best practices for planning and auditing security and privacy will then be covered.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-845 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces business intelligence and data analytics. Business intelligence and data analytics help organizations in strategic and operational decision making by improving performance management, optimizing customer relations, monitoring business activity, and improving decision support. On a macro-level, the class will discuss business cases for the adoption of business intelligence and data analytics. We will discuss technologies and processes for gathering, storing, accessing, and analyzing data to provide users with better insights and business decisions. On a micro-level, students will use a variety of tools to build their skills in analyzing data to solve business problems. In summary, this course provides a conceptual understanding of business data resources and the development of capabilities for data preparation, warehousing, selection, description, mining, interpretation, visualization, communication, and innovation.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-851 Supply Chain Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces the fundamental principles and techniques for effective management of supply chains via performance drivers such as procurement, facilities, inventory, transportation, and pricing. No company can do better than its supply chain, a complex network of organizations that collaboratively manage transformation processes to deliver final products/services to customers. Managing a supply chain is a tremendous challenge for most firms which, paradoxically, can also be a crucial source of competitive advantage.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-861 Project Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces the basic principles, tools and technique of the Project Management Life Cycle with practical real-life examples and scenarios. The basic concepts will be studied within the framework of the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) guidelines set forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Other project management framework will be described though not in detail. The course will attempt to help students understand the relationship between good project management and successful software management, development and implementation, and the best practices at each stage of project planning, execution, control and closure. The course will also help build skills to research, analyze and report project management case studies that illustrate the topics covered in this course.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-910 Directed Individual Study

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor Permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This elective course option involves a student initiated written proposal to a willing and appropriate full-time faculty member for a directed study project. The project should be completed during one semester. The faculty member and student must concur on a written proposal, final project and grading criteria. Approval by the Department Chair and the Dean is necessary before registration.

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-920 IS & OM Internship

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor Permission

    Credits:

    0.00- 3.00

    Description:

    A semester long internship in a company, non-profit organization or public agency in the Boston Metropolitan area, usually requiring the equivalent of at least one day per week on site. A final written report and presentation is mandatory. Completion of the first year of the MBA program and/or good academic standing and permission of the instructor or the Dean's Office.

  • MBA-622 Operations & Data Analysis

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces students to operations management in the services, manufacturing and distribution industries while covering statistics and quantitative analytic tools relevant to all functional areas. Applications include: supply chain management, total quality management, forecasting, inventory planning and control, project planning and management, risk analysis, process design, and human resources issues in a global economy. Analytic tools for these applications include descriptive statistics and graphics, uncertainty assessment, inferences from samples, decision analysis and models, and regression analysis.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA & Global MBA Core

  • MBA-670 Information Management for Competitive Advantage

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Focuses on using information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) for a competitive advantage. Explores the impact of IS and IT on the internal and external environments of organizations. Introduces students to the opportunities and challenges of managing IS and IT to meet the needs of business executives, managers, users, and partners. Students discuss readings and learn from technology presentations to examine decisions pertaining to selection of IS and IT intended to maximize benefits while minimizing costs and risks of implementation.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA & Global MBA Core